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Kerry unveiled their new away jersey in last weekend’s victory over Mayo and opinion is very much divided on the provocative new colours.

The Paul Galvin-designed strip consists of a gold jersey with black trim, black shorts and black socks, a far cry from the predominantly blue change kits of the past.

If Twitter is anything to go by, former Kerry players (or Paul Galvin’s friends, if you want to be cynical about it) were universally in favour of the new jersey but not all of the feedback was positive. Personally I think it’s nice. Not as nice as the new home jersey but that would be very difficult feat.

It was definitely strange to see Kerry play in such unconventional colours, although it didn’t seem to bother the players too much. Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s young team put in a fine performance and held on for an impressive 1-15 to 2-9 win, despite finishing the game with just 13 men.

Ronan Shanahan and Gavin Crowley both received their marching orders in the second half but Kerry remained dogged in defence and, crucially, composed in possession to see the match out.

The one negative was the injury to David Clifford which forced him off midway through the first half. Clifford was subsequently unable to line out for IT Tralee in the Sigerson Cup midweek and is a doubt for Sunday’s game against Monaghan. Gavin Crowley has a hamstring strain and may also be unavailable.

Kerry will be looking to make it three out of three in Clones but they certainly won’t have it all their own way. The sides have met five times in the league in the last eight years, with the Kingdom winning three to Monaghan’s two.

Monaghan beat the Kingdom in Killarney last year by 2-8 to 1-10.

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The late Peggy O’Callaghan was a founder of Kilcummin Scor

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week. Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7. Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week.

Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7.

Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the music and drama arm of the local GAA club.

“It afforded the opportunity to females to participate in club activities long before ladies’ football was initiated and it brought many people into the club, many of whom remained involved in different capacities over the years,” said a club statement.

“She has left us a wonderful legacy and will be remembered fondly by those lucky enough to have met her.”

Peggy will be sadly missed by her husband Michael, sons Diarmuid and Shane, daughters-in-law Trisha and Áine, grandchildren Dara, Caoimhe, Donnacha, Siún and Éabha, brothers Seánie and Frank, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

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Surprise: Details of town-centre inner relief road revealed

By Sean Moriarty Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District. Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District.

Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase order on lands that will link the two town centre streets.

If plans come to fruition it will be possible for motorists on New St to get to the top of High St, adjacent to the Killarney Advertiser’s town centre office, without travelling through the town centre. The plan was first mooted as far back as 2016.

The announcement caught councillors off guard, it was one of the last topics discussed at the four-hour meeting, but it was broadly welcomed by all.

“This access will change the dynamic of traffic movement in the town forever,” said Cllr Niall Kelleher.

Further details of the surprise project are set to be revealed to elected members over the next four to six weeks.

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